But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid; for see—I am bringing you good news of great joy for all the people: to you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is the Messiah, the Lord. "
Contemporary image of an angel dressed in a red robe and holding a mandolin. The Gregorian chant "Haec Dies" ("This day Christ was born", the Magnificat antiphon for Christmas Day for the Liturgy of the Hours) is in the background.
Chant on cover:
Antiphon for the Magnificat at Vespers on Christmas Day
Today Christ is born:
Today the Savior has appeared:
Today on earth the angels sing
Today the just rejoice, saying:
Glory to God in the highest.